Burt Lauderdale is the Executive Director of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC), a 26 year old statewide social justice organization that utilizes grassroots organizing and leadership development to address a broad range of environmental and economic justice issues.

Lauderdale will discuss the promise of the 1977 federal surface mining law and what he and KFTC describe as the systematic non-enforcement of this law. Lauderdale argues that this legacy of non-enforcement should not be overlooked when contemplating new energy policy, including laws, regulations, and incentives to promote the expanded use of coal and carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Please join us. Refreshments will be served.